Germany announces €2.7B in additional aid to Ukraine

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Germany continues to provide Ukraine with defense systems. This time, Germany has announced that it will provide additional military aid worth 2.7 billion euros. The announcement came as Germany was making preparations in Berlin for a possible visit to Ukraine.

Germany announces €2.7B in additional aid to Ukraine

Germany is preparing a new weapons package for Ukraine worth €2.7 billion, reportedly Berlin’s largest since Russia invaded last year, the defence ministry said today, reported Malay Mail.

“We all hope for a rapid end to this terrible war by Russia against the Ukrainian people, but unfortunately this is not in sight,” Defence Minister Boris Pistorius said in a statement.

The package, worth US$3 billion (US13.4 billion), will include 30 additional Leopard-1 tanks, Marder armoured vehicles, air-defence systems and surveillance drones, the ministry said.

Pistorius emphasized that Germany's support for Ukraine with this additional aid is "serios".

Germany will provide all the help it can, as long as it takes,” he said.


Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy traveled to Rome on Saturday for talks with political leaders. 

The announcement follows preparations in Berlin for a possible visit by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who has not visited Germany since the more than year-long war between Russia and Ukraine, reported The Irish News.

Der Spiegel magazine said it would be Germany's largest aid to Ukraine since the outbreak of the war.

Berlin has also promised to supply its more advanced Leopard-2 tanks, and has begun training Ukrainian soldiers on their use.

Source: The Irish News - Malay Mail

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